Well, the time has finally come. I just sent EB, my youngest, off to kindergarten and I feel as though my life is beginning anew. It is like a whole new stage of my life is beginning, one filled with more time for my passions and pursuits. But I also feel so much pressure. I have been home with my kids now for eight years; I can not believe it has been that long. During that time there was no time, and therefore a endless supply of excuses.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been sitting around doing nothing. In addition to the full time job of raising small children I have grown a business based on the skills of my past career (Does your small business need a great website?), become a writer both in actuality and now finally in my heart and become an active member of my community. And that just brushes the surface. But somehow that has always seemed periferal. There has always been this time looming when I am supposed to stop making excuses and start getting back to being a productive adult, whatever that means. And now the time is here.
I feel like I have been given this amazing opportunity that so few people get to plan and build the future that I want. What is going to fill me up and allow me to thrive and prosper in a way that provides balance and calm, the ability to be flexible for my kids, and the space to help them pursue their dreams? What a gift I have been given. Now don’t blow it! Oh, the pressure is immense.
I have created a group of blogs to help me explore what interests me, pursue my writing and hopefully find a way to focus and structure my time and mind. Hey, maybe I will even make some money some day. I have spent the last year planning and planning and building out the sites, waiting for this time when I will have the time to see it through, and now it is go time.
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What to expect from The Redesigned Life
I think I have known since I was very young that my purpose this time around was to grow. It seems like every turn I have taken in my life has been with the purpose of learning a lesson or knowing something about myself that will help me to overcome a challenge or weakness. I always seem to take the hard path, the one full of turmoil and bumps in the road. It’s not like I don’t see the easier path, just that I can not help myself in choosing the more complicated option.
I am on a journey of growth and discovery. My soul yearns for it, examining every action and reaction, battling demons and dragons and barely giving itself time to come up for air before diving into the deep end again. Unfortunately this can be difficult for me and my family sometimes, especially my husband. But, in the end I think maybe we chose each other because of this. Maybe I am here to drag him kicking and screaming into a higher version of himself and maybe he is here to ensure that I don’t drift mindlessly off into the universe. He grounds me and I challenge him. Seems like a great match to me.
I am really excited to share with you the discoveries I make and the lessons I learn. I hope that I can provide you resources and information that will help you to discover your own path and meet your own challenges.
We will discuss many self-improvement topics as well as personal spirituality, meditation and other spiritual practices, and how to foster your personal intuition and your relationship to the universe.
You will definitely hear much talk of spirituality here. It is integral to growth and love and learning. But, this has nothing to do with religion. I am not a Christian or a Budist or any other sect of organized religion. I grew up Episcopalian and am familiar with the teachings of many religions as I find them fascinating. But, what intrigues me is not their differences but their similarities. And that is why I believe that the type of spirituality and growth we will be discussing here transcends religion. Any, all or no religion is a welcome sight here. All I ask this that you open your heart to the possibility of connecting more intimately with yourself and whatever it is that you feel connects you to the vast universe.
I will say that although I am open to discussion and discourse, this is not a place to attack or judge anyone for their beliefs. This is a place of openness and intelligent thought. Educated comments that contribute to the conversation and add value are more than welcome even if they are of a different opinion than mine. But, these are all touchy subjects and I will not tolerate ugliness. All comments are moderated so anything offensive or off topic simply won’t be approved. Thank you for respecting the community. Whew, glad that is over. I hate even having to mention that stuff. Onward…
I have been consulting the Tarot for over 20 years now. I find the cards insightful and a great tool in personal growth. I do not claim to predict the future, the tarot isn’t set up for that. My goal is to help you gain more perspective and information about the situation in question so that you can make choices that will lead you to the desired outcome. You are in control of your life; No card can tell you what will happen or what choices you will make. Any future outcome discussed in the cards is based solely on the precise circumstances that the question was asked. We all know that circumstances change, almost continuously, so don’t get hung up on that. Information and insight are what’s important and what will help you make good decisions that correspond to the lessons you are meant to learn and the life you are meant to lead. Fulfillment is available to everyone, we just sometimes need a push in the right direction.
I do not call myself a psychic. I have an intimate knowledge of the cards and a very close relationship with my intuition and spritual guides. I have spent years training my body, mind and soul to be open to hearing the messages that surround us all. I don’t think this makes me special, just more awake than the average person. I believe that all of you are just as capable of that connection if you choose to elevate your soul to that level.
I am offering a variety of readings via email and will have more information and details about how to make that happen and pricing coming soon. In the meantime, I would like to offer a few select free tarot readings to get started in the hopes that you will provide me with some feedback as to the value, accuracy and format of the reading so that I can assure that I am providing the best possible service to my clients. If you have read this far, then it is your lucky day. Contact me and I will let you know all the details about how to get your free reading. This offer will expire when I see fit.
Stick around, hang out and learn how to be the best version of yourself.
Now, not everything has to do with personal growth and spirituality. We will also be talking about how to keep yourself organized and manage your time and use and increase your resources because what use is knowing what path you are supposed to be on if you don’t have the time, skills or resources to go after it.
And finally a short disclaimer. You may from time to time see product recommendations, items for sale or advertisements and I may even make a little money if you decide to click on them or purchase something. I want you to know that although this may be the case, it is never the sole intent of why I do this. My interest is in my personal growth and yours. But, the journey also includes providing for your family, if you have one, and keeping yourself healthy and well cared for. Very important, so I hope you understand and will support me in that.